Application Requirements

To ensure your application for Fall 2016 admissions is complete, make sure that you meet the following requirements keeping in mind that some programs have additional supplements. Please check the website of your preferred field of study as well as the Graduate Admissions Policies to verify whether there are additional admissions requirements. The general application requirements are as follows:

1. Application for Admission to Graduate Study

Submit a complete application including all required supplements as outlined in the application instructions. Applicants may indicate up to two programs of study in their application. 

2. English Language Proficiency

Present valid and official results confirming English Language Proficiency typically through the TOEFL iBT or IELTS. Native and near native speakers are eligible for a waiver. For more information, please read the English Language proficiency waiver policy and application form here.

  • You must submit official score reports confirming English language proficiency either from the TOEFL iBT or IELTS exams. For AUA application purposes, these scores are valid only if your test date was less than two years before the application submission date. You must ensure that official test scores are sent to AUA directly from the testing service, using AUA’s institution codes as noted below:
    • TOEFL iBT code 4151

Applicants with scores below the targets may be considered for conditional admission. However, applicants with a 67 or lower on the TOEFL iBT or 5.5 or lower on the IELTS Academic will be automatically denied admission. Please refer to the Graduate Admissions Policy for more information.


3. Graduate School Admissions Exams

Present official Graduate School Admissions Exam results typically from the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT depending on your selected field of study as outlined below to demonstrate to the Admissions Committee your ability to succeed in your selected graduate program. 

Field of Study


Institution Code(s)

Target Score




50th percentile – quantitative section




50th percentile – quantitative section 




135 or higher




25th percentile – quantitative section



0676 / 0284

60th percentile – quantitative section



0676 / 0284

60th percentile – quantitative section 
(applicants with scores less than the 50th percentile will not be considered)



50th percentile – quantitative section

You are required to pay for your examination fees and arrange for your official GRE, GMAT, or LSAT scores to be sent to AUA on or by the application deadline date. It is ultimately your responsibility to ensure timely payment of the necessary exam fees, proper registration for the exams, and timely receipt of the official scores. Please keep in mind that it may take up to four weeks after the exam date for AUA to receive your official scores. For admissions purposes, only test scores of exams taken within the past five years of the application deadline will be considered for admission.

4. Two completed and signed official AUA recommendation letters

5. Your most recent resume (maximum 4 pages)

6. A copy of the photo and registration pages of your passport

7. A photo meeting the online application requirements

8. Non-refundable application fee

For Armenian citizens and Armenian Special Passport Holders 

   Fall 2016 Applicants
 Fall 2017 Applicants
Early Admissions  6,000AMD 10,000AMD 
Regular Admissions   12,000AMD 15,000AMD 
 Rolling Admissions  20,000AMD 25,000AMD 

For International Applicants:

  • Fall 2016 – 28,000AMD
  • Fall 2017 – 30,000AMD

9. Proof of an undergraduate degree

You must hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited or licensed institution of higher education. Some fields may require specific courses taken throughout your undergraduate education and/or a minimum GPA.

10. Relevant work experience

Work experience may be required for some programs while preferred for others. Check with your preferred field of study for more information.


Applicants for Fall 2016 should take all required exams on or by the application deadline date. It is your responsibility to make sure official scores are submitted to AUA by the application deadline. Incomplete applications as of the regular admissions deadline date will be moved to the rolling admissions pool.